Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Freshly Cut Crocuses from the Garden

In my post on Ten Tips for Planning a Children's Garden, tip #6 was "Allow [the children] to cut flowers...They love making vases for our home and to give to friends." The children have been making vases of the snowdrops and winter aconite for a few weeks now, but just this week, enough of the crocuses that I posted for March's Bloom Day are starting to blossom that they have begun to cut them too. For these small, early spring bulbs, I like using bud vases like the ones pictured that you can place all around the house.

10 comments:

jennahsgarden said...

I think I have those same bud vases - WalMart? They're super cheap, so even though I have quite a few I usually end up picking one up when I go by that department :)

heirloomgardener said...

Jennah,

They sell them at Wal-Mart too? I bought these at Target, where they are $3.99 for a package of four.

-Heirloom Gardener

Shady Gardener said...

Hope you have enough crocuses left outdoors to enjoy, too! :-) They're probably just as (or more) excited to see Spring flowers arrive as we are.

EB said...

I would never have thought of putting crocuses in a vase - although goodness knows why. They look lovely.

heirloomgardener said...

Shady Gardener,

Yes, we still have some outside. One of my goals as a gardener is to plant generously enough that we always have plenty of flowers for the inside and outside.

-Heirloom Gardener

GardenJoy4Me said...

What pretty little vases you have for them too ! .. This picture is perfect : )

lynn'sgarden said...

OOH, so cheerful and pretty! How long do they last in the vase?

jo said...

Don't know how old your children are, but by all accounts Eranthis hyemalis ought not to be taken indoors as all parts of the plant are extremely poisonous.

heirloomgardener said...

Lynn,

Unfortunately, they only last a few days in a vase.

-Heirloom Gardener

heirloomgardener said...

Jo,

Thanks for thinking of me, but my children are well trained to only eat the edible flowers.

-Heirloom Gardener

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